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Big Boxes, Bigger Problems

Turn abandoned big-box stores into cultural institutions

How to turn today’s abandoned Walmarts into tomorrow’s award-winning libraries, museums, and churches.

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Why President Obama is smart to team up with the store that liberals love to hate.

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Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter are in a trade war. For our sake, they need a treaty.

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The Operator

Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year. Enjoy. In early 2010, Karl Rove convened a group of businessmen for lunch at a private club in Dallas. The guests included some of the richest and most influential people in Texas. T. Boone Pickens, the corporate raider from Amarillo, was there, as was Harlan Crow, the prodigal son of Trammell Crow, the most prominent real estate developer in the country in his day.

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